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Fluorite - Hilton Mine, Appleby-in-Westmoreland, Cumbria Co. GB


Richly overgrown with Fluorite cubes matrix specimen in the sought-after color and clarity. The crystals are partly formed as penetration twins as well as contact twins. A particularly nice contact twin of 2 cm in the diagonal is L-shaped. The specimen can be easily assigned to the finding area by the characteristic color.

The largest cube is slightly damaged, which does not harm the general aesthetics of the specimen.


From the veins in the limestone in the north-east of England in the county of Westmore, near the small town of Hilton, galena was recovered as early as 1824. Since 1963 the mine is out of operation, but was left open, so that in the 60's and 70's excellent honey- to gold-yellow fluorites with an edge length of up to 2.5 cm could be found.

Good specimens from the Hilton Mine are rare, as underground collecting has been strictly prohibited since the 1970s because of the danger of collapse.

Fluorite - Hilton Mine, Cumbria Co. GB

SKU: 21.02.024
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  • Size

    7.9 cm x 6.6 cm x 5.3

  • Locality

    Hilton Mine, Appleby-in-Westmoreland, Cumbria Co. GB

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